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white lie
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • But there are no white lies, there is only the blackness of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
  • But there are no white lies, there is only the blackness of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
  • She thought that no man of the outer world would have said this to her at this moment-she thought of the world’s code that worshipped white lies as an act of mercy-she felt a stab of revulsion against that code, suddenly seeing its full ugliness for the first timeshe felt an enormous pride for the tight, clean face of the man before her-he saw the shape of her mouth drawn firm in self-control, yet softened by some tremulous emotion, while she answered quietly, "Thank you.

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  •   "So you lied," I said.
      "A white lie, but yes. Sorry," she said, trying to smile, but when I didn’t smile back, she turned around in her seat and faced forward.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  •   "You told me it was an IQ test," I said.
      "I know, well, that was a white lie," she answered. "It was a test you needed to take to get into the school.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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